Alejandro G. Inarritu has an outstanding chance of winning Best Picture two years in a row, because The Revenant looks to be something wholly special and unique. Shot entirely with natural lighting, Inarritu’s frontiersman thriller, based on the novel by Michael Punke, is largely inspired by the life of Hugh Glass, who is mauled by a bear and left robbed and gravely injured by his companions. Glass recovers to set out a bloody path of vengeance for the men who betrayed him.

Leonardo DiCaprio stars as the savage-looking Hugh Glass and folks, if he doesn’t win an Oscar for this, well I don’t know if I can believe in anything anymore. Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, and Lukas Haas also star. Mark my words, this will be the dramatic event of the year.

The Revenant will receive a limited release on December 25th (the perfect Christmas gift for you and your family) and will receive wide release sometime in January.

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